Wow, life has gotten away from me this week. I haven’t accomplished any of the things I meant to and in turn don’t have much to post about. It happens, right? I do have a little recipe to link you to that I tried a while back and love! As you may know, I’m a big fan of Game of Thrones, both the books and the tv show. I also have a degree in history and love the Medieval time period. A while ago I happened upon a site devoted to the foods described in The Game of Thrones and creating these foods using medieval and modern recipes. The site, Inn At The Crossroads posted a recipe for fig tarts and I thought they sounded delicious and looked easy enough so I bookmarked the page and promptly forgot about it, lol. I do that a lot with things and it takes me a while to get back to them. So many ideas (books, movies, shows, etc), not enough time.
A few weeks after that, while cleaning out my bookmarks, I read the recipe again and thought they would be good with some added ingredients. I like to make bruschetta with fig, prosciutto, and mascarpone cheese so of course I thought these tarts would be super tasty with those things added to them.
The recipe for the tarts is here: Medieval Fig Tarts. The filling was very easy and straightforward. Don’t be scared by the fact that it’s a medieval recipe.
The recipe calls for making your own dough but I got creative and used some Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry Shells. They come in a box of 6 and you just bake them, pop the top off, and add the filling. After baking the shells and adding the fig filling from the recipe I placed the top back on the shell and smothered the pastry in mascarpone cheese. While the shells were baking I tore up the prosciutto into small pieces and fried it like bacon to make it crispy. I added that to the top of the cheese and the tarts were done.
They are very flaky so don’t freak out when they get messy. I also kept the cheese and prosciutto pieces close by because I like a lot on my tarts and you may need to add more as you eat them. Can’t ever have enough cheese and salty fried pig, right?